I did a terrible job of presenting Professor Layton developer Level-5 on the show. The studio was established in 1998 by Akihiro Hino. While Professor Layton is arguably their mainstay, the studio is also known for the Inazuma Eleven soccer/football series, White Knight Chronicles for the PlayStation 3 and their work on Dragon Quest VIII and IX.
Here’s the Penny Arcade comic Evan references early on in the show.
Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney releases in Japan Nov. 29, but as of this post, no U.S. version has been announced.
While not mentioned specifically on the show, there is a little controversy surrounding the box art for Professor Layton in PAL regions. To see how Nintendo changed the art for the European market (against Akihiro Hino’s wishes) check out this article from Siliconera (Akihiro Hino admitted later that he should’ve trusted Nintendo of Europe on how to deal with the European market.)
A dubbed version of the Professor Layton movie is available for free on Youtube h